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Goa CM Parrikar returns to India, may chair meeting of council of ministers on Friday

Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar, who was being treated in a US hospital for advanced pancreatic cancer since more than three months now, returned to India on Thursday afternoon.

india Updated: Jun 14, 2018 23:51 IST
Indo Asian News Service
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Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar is expected to chair a meeting of the state’s council of ministers on Friday.(PTI/File Photo)

Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar, who was being treated in a US hospital for advanced pancreatic cancer since more than three months now, returned to India on Thursday afternoon and is expected to arrive in Goa later this evening, a BJP leader said.

Parrikar, accompanied by members of his family, a medical team and officials of the chief minister’s office, flew from the United States to Mumbai, from where he will be taking a connecting flight to Goa, a party official said.

Additional police personnel have been deployed at Dabolim International Airport ahead of the chief minister’s return. Parrikar is expected to chair a meeting of the state’s council of ministers on Friday.

First Published: Jun 14, 2018 17:29 IST